Which Samsung phones and tablets will not be able to get the Android 14 and One UI 6 update? We know more about the 19 devices that will almost be pushed to oblivion due to not having access to security updates. Fortunately, there is a way to extend the life of these Samsung products.
The cycle of big system updates always makes people unhappy, while some devices are left behind and can’t take advantage of the new features that are introduced.
This is true on Apple’s side with iOS, but also on Google’s side with Android and by the way all phone manufacturers like Samsung and their One UI updates.
While the new features of Android 14 are expected to be released in fall 2023, Samsung will also introduce its own One UI 6 update that will be based on Android 14.
Only, not all devices will be able to take advantage of it…
Samsung devices that will not be able to get Android 14
It is somewhat difficult to follow the update cycle if you are the owner of a Samsung phone or tablet, because it all depends on which model you have.
Samsung is a good student when it comes to its update offering and system…but especially for high-end devices.
Prior to 2020, Samsung only offered 2 years of support on its devices, but since then it has offered three years of support on its mid-range models and up to 4 years on high-end models.
However, we now know which phones and tablets will be limited to Android 13 and Samsung’s One UI 5 user interface. Therefore, these will not be able to take advantage of Android 14 and One UI 6. These are the models:
- Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 +
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy A22
- Galaxy A32
- Galaxy A51
- Galaxy A71
- Galaxy Tab A8
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Galaxy Tab S7
- Galaxy Tab S7 +
For models below those mentioned above, we understand that they too will not be able to get the update.
Security updates are missing
Where it gets more complicated is when it comes to security updates. Those that make it possible to bridge the defects that endanger our Samsung devices.
Is that the South Korean giant has different cycles depending on the types of models we have. Newer models get updates quarterly, older models semi-annually, and even older models don’t get updates at all.
Many of the above models will not have access to security updates, and so some of them will only get 2 updates per year. This means that our devices are vulnerable 6 months a year!
Some will cry over planned obsolescence, but no longer receiving a major Android and One UI update doesn’t mean our devices won’t work overnight.
The risks are in the level of not having a security update, but we can fortunately extend the life of our Samsung device by having a protection solution.
Antivirus for Android keeps updating to meet new threats and protect our devices that no longer receive a security patch.
So, for about twenty bucks a year, we save ourselves buying a new device that continues to receive security updates.
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